Daily Archive: February 12, 2013

Cinque Terre: Vernazza & Monterosso al Mare

The towns of Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare were the site of terrible floods in the fall of 2011. What we saw were fully recovered towns, with evidence of the flood, water lines… Continue reading

Cinque Terre: Riomaggiore

The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region, to the west of the city of La Spezia. “The Five Lands” is composed of five villages:… Continue reading

La Spezia by Train

Saturday, we took a taxi to the stazione in Firenze to catch a 6:30 AM train to La Spezia. It was cold. And nothing was open. There was a McDonald’s but it took… Continue reading


Four of us left Rome by high-speed train for Florence (Firenze) on Friday afternoon. We got in just before sundown and checked into the Convitto della Calza Conference Center, a monastery handed over… Continue reading

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